Mom’s Corner

Farmers Markets Around Atlanta

Have we had enough of these April showers yet? If you can see the billboards through all the rain, you may have noticed that some of the region’s large farms have begun strawberry picking. Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge and Washington Farms near Watkinsville are getting their crops ready, which is a good sign that…

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Staff Pick: Earth Day Toys

Earth Day is right around the corner and here at the Museum we love to encourage healthy planet habits that take care of Earth! We will be celebrating Earth Day this weekend with Novelis on Saturday and Sunday. This will be the 45th anniversary of the Earth Day movement, meaning 45 years of “broadening the…

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Science Around Atlanta: Physics & Roller Coasters

Hello girls and boys! Professor Labcoat here! In my last blog post, I said, “No matter what you’re interested in or what question you have, there’s probably a scientist somewhere trying to figure it out.” That’s very true, because science is a way to learn about the world around us and everything that’s in it.…

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Gardening With Kids

Gardening with children is a very important, and fun, activity to experience with your kids! Exposing children to where their food comes from or how flowers and plants grow allows them to understand and experience a natural process that can help them learn patience, problem-solving, science and an overall appreciation of nature’s way. Gardening can…

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Professor Labcoat & Superhero Scientists!

Hello girls and boys, parents and friends! Professor Labcoat here! I work at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta as the Science Educator. This means that I get to do all kinds of activities here at the museum as well as in classrooms all across Atlanta and the surrounding area! Whether I’m mixing up a chemical…

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Q & A with Chef Tanisha!

Cooking With Colors has been one of our most popular programs over the last couple of years. Each “season” of ten weeks sees our favorite local chef, Tanisha Mott, explore healthy eating and nutritious ideas for families. Her sessions are hands-on, with lots of fruits and vegetables for her young helpers to chop and cut.…

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Meet the Holidays: Purim

One of our favorite Museum programs is “Meet the Holidays,” in which we learn about and celebrate the traditions of cultures all around the world. “We live in a global community and Atlanta is an extremely multi-cultural city,” explains Pam Duncan, manager of public programming. “Meet the Holidays allows our youngest visitors to learn about…

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Read Across America

One of my favorite Museum memories came five years ago, when Atlanta’s mayor, Kasim Reed, came to participate in our Read Across America programming and share a book with some children. History has forgotten which book was handed to the mayor to read, but he looked at it with a raised eyebrow and said “I…

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Happy Year of the Goat! …or possibly the Sheep!

The Spring Festival, Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, is celebrated on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar. That’s the day of the second new moon after the Winter Solstice, ending fifteen days later. This year, Chinese New Year begins on Feb. 18 and ends on March 5. Annually,…

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Cooking With Colors: A Traditional Jamaican Dish

A colorful diet is a healthy diet! As a part of the Museum’s Eat a Georgia Rainbow program, local chef Tanisha Mott helps children create colorful and healthy creations with local fruits and vegetables. Cooking With Colors is among our most popular programs, and it returned this week for a new season of ten classes.…

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